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Cycling

Colorado Springs Bike Swap CSBS — 8-11 a.m. Sundays, Fitness 30, 3430 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Donations accepted; 598-9992.

Pizzeria Rustica Cycling Club — 2 p.m. second Sundays, Pizzeria Rustica, 2527 W. Colorado Ave.; pizzeriarustica.com.

Hiking

Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center — 1805 N. 30th St., free; 219-0104.

• Get Fit in the Garden Wellness Walk, 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Registration required.

Fountain Creek Nature Center — 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain. Register: 520-6745; tinyurl.com/yarxcazm.

• Wolf Moon Hike, 7-9 p.m. Jan. 19, $4.

Mueller State Park — 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $8 per vehicle; 687-2366.

• Elk Meadow to Murphy’s Cut, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Elk Meadow Trailhead.

• Preacher’s Hollow to Stoner Mill, 8:30 a.m. Jan. 19, Visitor Center parking lot. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument — Florissant, entrance fee, $10 for 16 or older; 748-3253.

• Winter Track Detectives, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 19, visitor center.

Rocky Mountain Trails — Information on more than 70 hikes; rockymountainhikingtrails.com.

SATURDAY

Trails, Tails and Ales — Bring your dog on this hike, 10:30 a.m., Black Forest Section 16 Trailhead, 8510 Burgess Road. After hike, beer tasting at Black Forest Brewing, $3. Registration: elpasoco.com/naturecenters.

Nature

Fountain Creek Nature Center — 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain. Register: 520-6745; tinyurl.com/yarxcazm.

• 2s & 3s Outdoors: Nature’s Shapes Scavenger Hunt, for ages 2-3, 10-11:15 a.m. Thursday, $3.

• Fountain Creek Winter Bird Count, 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday, $5.

Bear Creek Nature Center — 245 Bear Creek Road. Register: 520-6387; tinyurl.com/yarxcazm.

• Aiken Audubon Monthly Program: A Brook of Backyard Kestrels, 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 16, free.

• Engaging in Senses Through Nature and Art, 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 19, $10-$15.

Sunrise nature/wildlife photo shoot — Saturday mornings, Westcliffe, $55. Register: 1-303-823-6399, kennethwajda.com/naturewildlife.

Outdoor skills

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

International Sportsmen’s Expo — Noon-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver, $16, free for active military and 15 and younger; sportsexpos.com.

Running

Gallop in the Garden — 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, Garden of the Gods Park, 1805 N. 30th St. Register: gardenofgods.com.

Colorado Running Co. — For a list of runs and events: corunco.com.

Achilles International Pikes Peak Running Club — Nonprofit that uses the power of running to bring hope, inspiration and joy of achievement to people with disabilities, 6:15 p.m. meet and sign in; 6:30-7:30 p.m. run, walk or wheel, Mondays, Colorado Running Co., University Village Center, 5262 N. Nevada Ave., Suite 140; Laura, 331-1011.

Colorado Springs Running Club — 7:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. 45- to 60-minute runs, free; 635-3833.

Pikes Peak Road Runners — Cost and registration: pprrun.org.

• Winter Series, 10 a.m. Saturday, Wolford Elementary School, Black Forest.

Volunteering

North Cheyenne Cañon Park — Help with outdoor education at Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center; Aaron Rogers, 385-6089, arogers@springsgov.com.

Mueller State Park — 21045 Colorado 67, Divide, needs volunteers for naturalist programs, trail maintenance, newsletter editing or work in visitor center. Training provided; 687-2366.

Bear Creek and Fountain Creek nature centers — Help with environmental education and visitor information; Paula Megorden, 520-6387, bcfcvolunteers@gmail.com.

Email information at least two weeks in advance: listings@gazette.com.

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